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North Walsham
Bury St Edmunds JA
Sun 18 Nov 12:30 - Friendly Full time

The best performance of the season

George scored 3, Ben Stephenson score 2, Joel scored 1, Lex scored 1 and Will scored 1

North Walsham kicked off at 12:34pm on a bright, sunny November afternoon.
Bury gave the first penalty and North Walsham kicked for touch but lost the line out to bury.
Bury secured the ball and through a number of phases got the ball out to the wing where an impressive run from Ben Stephenson was rewarded scoring Burys first try between the posts (0-7)

The restart saw North Walsham getting into Bury's 22 only to pushed into touch.
Call of not straight gave North Walsham the scrum
Bury defended well and a turn over gave “powerful" Will Whittaker an opportunity to crash through the North Walsham defence to score Burys second try (0-14)

Bury retained the ball until an intercepted pass gave North Walsham a gift under the Bury posts (7-14)
Bury responded straight back with Bury’s right winger (Ben Stephenson) once again sprinting straight down the wing dodging North Walsham's defence to get Bury's third try between the posts. Joseph Donald’s showed off his kicking ability from range and took the score to (7-21)

A penalty gave North Walsham good position, but Bury won the line out and great defence saw Bury regaining possession looking for an exit
A great run by Joseph Donald’s from deep in Bury's half recovered 50m.
With Bury back on the front foot the whole team responded shipping the ball from side to side enabling Lex Brown to run in Bury's fourth try between the posts (7-28)

The second half Bury looked comfortable playing as one the team and providing the crowd with some excellent rugby to watch.
George Ash dodged through the North Walsham defence taking the score to (7-35)

Bury were now punishing North Walsham keeping possession just metres from their try line until, the "big man", Joel Clifford powered through the North Walsham defence getting Bury's sixth try.
A change in kicker proved Bury had equally capable players on the bench with Ewan Sherrell kicking from distance (7-42)

Frustration showed as repeated high tackles from North Walsham forced the ref to reach for his yellow card.
North Walsham were a player down and Bury capitalised letting loose, George Ash to score a further two coveted try’s (7-49), (7-56).

With just ten minutes left to play, North Walsham found themselves back to full strength and attacking Bury's try line testing Bury's defence.
Bury’s quality tackling and all round defence held and absorbed any attempt to break through.
By the time the whistle blew for full-time Bury had given a fantastic team performance (best of the season) and kept the score at 7-56

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